Simone Tommaso Maraschi has been recently appointed Managing Director of Cruise Gate Hamburg (July 1st, 2020). Cruise Gate Hamburg GmbH is a subsidiary wholly owned by Hamburg Port Authority AöR. As the operator of Hamburg’s cruise centres (Altona, HafenCity, Steinwerder and Baakenhöft) CGH oversees terminal operation, berthing allocation, cruise development and terminal planning – and is the single point of contact for all cruise liner companies.
Simone started his career back in 1997 in the airline industry, first in sales and marketing with Air Malta and later moved to terminal and airport operations (Emirates). In 2005, Simone joined the Italian ferry Group Grimaldi/Grandi Navi Veloci and was in charge of sales and marketing for the German speaking countries. In 2010, he moved to Sartori & Berger, one of Germany´s leading port agencies and cruise service providers where he was responsible for the operations for all German and Polish ports.
Simone is playing an active role in Hamburg´s cruise development as board member of the Cruise Cluster „Hamburg Cruise Net“.
Simone was born and raised in Milan, Italy.